Our Voices Were Heard!

Nov 17 2023

Our Voices Were Heard!

Over 45 participants and staff from the Arc Westchester showed up in force at the New York Capitol in Albany on November 15th for a significant statewide rally. This event, spearheaded by The Arc New York, aimed to secure programs for people with developmental disabilities and push for fair compensation and cost of living wages for Direct Support employees. Wearing vibrant Arc orange and holding signs urging inclusion in the forthcoming budget cycle, each attendee contributed to a powerful collective voice. It was a day of solidarity, uniting with Arcs statewide to promote our shared cause.

We extend gratitude to everyone who endured the over 2-hour journey to make their voices heard. As we move forward, there will be numerous chances in the coming months to engage in our advocacy efforts. If you’re ready to take action today, below are some links offering one-click messaging options to Governor Hochul, enabling you to advocate effortlessly.

– One-Click Advocacy Letter to Governor Hochul

– The Arc New York 2024 Budget Advocacy Info Sheet

– The Arc New York Workforce Advocacy Info Sheet

donate icon

With your support, we can continue to provide innovative service and support for children, teens and adults with developmental disabilities.

phone icon for contact us
Contact Us

Find out more about our services, career and employment support, volunteer activities, and open positions at The Arc Westchester.

mail icon
Sign Up

Join our mailing list and receive information about events, legislative issues and other news updates.